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Sharing your story with the Commission

Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

Release Date: 04/05/2022

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

"There should be nothing about us without us", Commissioner Rhonda Galbally. Will your submission actually make a difference?  What happens to submissions after they are submitted to the Disability Royal Commission? These questions and more are answered during this episode interview.  Dr Dinesh Palipana is back to delve deep.  You will realise just how important it is to have your say.

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

Voices of people with disability and their families are so important in making decisions about the positive social change needed in oursociety to better protect people with disability.  This episode is a discussion between Talia and Dr Dinesh Palipana, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Senior Advisor to the Disability Royal Commission.  Dinesh explains why it's just so important to have your say to the Disability Royal Commission. https://www.family-advocacy.com/royal-commission/podcast/  

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

Troy talks to Oliver Moore from Your Story Disability Legal Support, a free legal service independent from the Royal Commission.  They talk about privacy, confidentiality and safety of making a submission and the legal support that Your Story will provide.  They provide advice about who can access their support and how they can work with people needing their legal advice.   Oliver explains that people with disabilities and their families have until 30th June 2022 to apply for a private session with a Commissioner and until 30th December to submit information and experiences...

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

Talia asks Tamara Weaver, from the Disability Royal Commission some more questions such as; "Does my experience have to be recent?" "How long does my submission have to be?" "Can I share my experience anonymously?" "Will the DRC publish my story?" Resources shared during this episode: https://www.family-advocacy.com/royal-commission/podcast    

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

In this episode, Troy and Talia meet Carly from First Nations Disability Network.  They explain their own roles as Advocacy Engagement Officers at Family Advocacy and Carly describes how she supports First Nations people from all over Australia to tell their stories to the Disability Royal Commission. Resources mentioned in this episode: Family Advocacy's website, DRC podcast page: If you want to find an Advocate in your area: First Peoples Disability Network Australia:  

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

This episode is an FAQ, frequently asked questions such as; "Why are we in Australia holding this Royal Commission?" "How does it work?" "Why does the Commission keep asking you to share your story?" "What have they done already?" and, "How do you keep updated?"  Talia interviews Tamara Weaver, Director of Community Engagement at the Disability Royal Commission to answer these questions and more. Tamara explains the terms of reference of the DRC, the importance that the Commission hear about what is working well as well as areas of concern.  They discuss how people can contact the...

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Talking Disability Royal Commission with Family Advocacy

This episode is a quick introduction to the series by hosts Troy Hester and Talia Roshan. The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability wants to hear the experiences of people with a disability. This series will talk not only about WHY it’s worth engaging but also HOW to do it.  Talia and Troy introduce the questions this series will answer about the Royal Commission and some of the guests we will feature. Future episodes of the podcast are only 10 minutes long to keep information short, concise and easy to understand.  For further...

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